Our day began very early. We hurried into the nursery at 5am eagerly anticipating Brian's first time to hold Drake. Those plans were put on hold as we found out that his tummy was distended to 28cm instead of the 26cm it had been every other measure. What did this mean? Possible intestinal blockage or infection? So, we waited for the night doctor to come examine him and for X-rays to be taken. During this time, Drake dirtied 3 diapers. His tummy began looking better and the X-rays were clear. Finally, daddy was able to hold his son! I have never seen two happier guys. Drake was completely content with his daddy and his levels were all outstanding.
Later in the afternoon it was time for the dreaded spinal tap. Two different doctors attempted, but both tries we unsuccessful. This means they will have to try again in a couple of days. Poor baby boy! Little Drake has endured so much more than he should ever have to.
Mid morning they moved Kennedy back to CPAP. This is her third attempt, but she is much bigger and much stronger. So far, she has done really well. Luckily, before the CPAP contraption was placed on her head, we were able to snap some quick pictures!
1&2) Drake and Daddy